Leaving Tomorrow, EZ Low Carb Cooking & A/C Filter

We’re heading out tomorrow.  We plan to make it a short travel day and find a nice place to stay overnight.  That way we’ll arrive at our meeting with Gail and Mike with energy to spare.

Grilling — Easiest way to cook low carb

Now that the weather is hot, I’m doing as little cooking inside as possible.  I found that if I set the grill on a very low temperature, chicken wings and basted zucchini come out perfectly cooked at the same time.

That’s Sheba and Sunny’s favorite meal for us to cook because they get the wing tips!  🙂

The Casita’s air conditioner filters needed to be replaced.

Only the cardboard frame is 1″ wide. I cut the green mesh to fit my unit and they look like they are just the right thickness.

I had cleaned and washed them so many times that they were no longer filtering out dust.  Instead the fan sucked in dusty air and deposited the dust on the ceiling behind the unit.

I found a foam filter similar to the OEM filter at Walmart, only it was a lot thicker and denser.  I was going to use that, but was worried that the extra effort drawing air through might burn out my A/C motor.

Compressed, they are really thin.

So Ron went back and found some filters that were 1″ thick, but loosely woven so they wouldn’t restrict air flow.  Actually, the filter itself was very thin.  The cardboard frame was 1″ thick.

So I cut them to fit the camper’s air conditioner, and I think they are going to be a satisfactory substitute.  We’ll see how well they do on this trip.

They expand just the right amount to fit my air conditioner.



  1. Elizabeth in NC

     /  June 9, 2012

    What kind of grill is that in the photo?? Looks like just right for 2 people!!


    • Elizabeth, it’s a Weber Baby Q 100. We’ve had it for a few years and just love it.

      When there are more than two, you can crowd a surprising number of hot dogs and hamburgers on it, too!


  2. Elizabeth in NC

     /  June 10, 2012

    OH thank you…was telling Hubby it was JUST right!!


  3. Marsha

     /  June 12, 2012

    We have that same grill and love it. We rustic camp and have also used it to toast bread. We tend to not eat very healthy when we camp. I forgot about grilling veggies. I’ll have to make sure to bring some on our next trip.


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